Monday, October 18, 2010

Richard Burr's record of failure

Republican Senator Richard Burr has been in Congress for 15 years. So, where are we?
  • Median household income has been flat to lower, for many years.
  • The cost of health care increased 10% from 2007 to 2009.
  • 35% of Americans live on a family income of $35 K or lower.
  • 61% of Americans live from paycheck to paycheck.
  • 10 million Americans are on unemployment.
  • 1.4 million Americans filed for bankruptcy in 2009.
  • 2009 Wall Street bonuses were up 17% over 2008.
  • In 2009, 4 million Americans fell out of the middle class and now live in poverty.
  • 42 Million Americans are on food stamps.
  • Americans in the food stamp program has hit a record for 20 straight months.
  • 49 Million Americans are enrolled in Medicaid.
  • 1 out of 6 Americans are now enrolled in some form of a Federally sponsored poverty program.
  • 21% of American children live in poverty.
  • The bottom 20% of Americans earn 3% of the national income.
  • The top 20% of Americans earn over 50% of the national income.
I'm sorry, but with a record like this, I just can't think of our US Senator as anything but a pathetic loser. You might be upset at where we are now and think its the fault of President Obama. But I'm just not going there. These problems are the problems created by people who've been in power for 15 years ... not 2 years. Republican Senator Richard Burr is far more blame worthy for the mess we're in today.

North Carolina deserves better than Republican Senator Richard Burr.

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